Daniel Hauser Case

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A 12-year-old boy, Daniel Hauser, and his mother, Colleen Hauser, go to a family doctor on January 21, 2009 for “a cough, fatigue and swollen lymph nodes.” (TwinCities.com) They come from a farm outside of Sleepy Eye, Minnesota. Daniel is referred to a pediatric oncologist. Being diagnosed with Stage IIB Hodgkin’s lymphoma, he is recommended to take six doses of chemotherapy with radiation afterwards. Hodgkin’s lymphoma is a form of cancer that has a 90% chance of being cured in children if treated with chemotherapy and radiation. Without treatments, there would be about a 5% chance of survival. It is a very treatable form of cancer. On February 5, he developed a breathing problem and goes to the hospital, receiving one round of chemotherapy.…show more content…
The Brown County stated that Daniel was medically neglected, needing protection. The county and Hausers go back and forth about Daniel’s tumor growth since the treatment stopped. The Hausers refused to go to an oncologist after X-ray imaging showed the tumor growth in April and refused to take another X-ray in May. Daniel testifies in private on May 9 with Brown County District Judge John Rodenburg. Around this time, the mother is interviewed, believing that the survival rate of traditional medicine is “one hundred percent.” (Gorski, 2009) Daniel was very verbal in his testimonies, stating that he would punch and kick doctors to fight chemotherapy. Judge Robenburg reveals that Daniel has a severe learning disability and can’t read. (Gorski, 2009) In addition, he rules that he is medically neglected, ordering the parents to get an X-ray and an oncologist. They followed through, getting the X-ray done with a California attorney. Daniel and Colleen missed a court hearing, resulting in a warrant issued for Colleen’s arrest. They were on the run for a week, going to Southern California before returning to

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